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Bike riding in Chumphon

I left Prachuap on a local train, the journey was 3 hours and cost roughly 80p. I was sat next to a couple of elderly women, with bright red teeth stained with betel nut. They each had a handbag with a plastic bag liner and were spitting their red as saliva into it every few… Continue reading Bike riding in Chumphon

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Perfection in Prachuap

I left Phetchaburi for Prachuap via minibus and had the intention of blogging on my journey, however I quickly realised that I had left my notebooks back at Mayom hostel. I messaged Roong on Facebook and amazingly she was able to 'post' them to me on the next minibus leaving Phetchaburi. After arriving I checked… Continue reading Perfection in Prachuap

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Wildlife spotting in Phetchaburi

Steve and I left Bangkok on a minibus to Phetburi where we checked into Mayom hostel. The owner there, Roong, was a lovely person. The hostel was new and really pretty, we were almost the first people to stay here! We rented a scooter and drove to the national monument on top of a hill… Continue reading Wildlife spotting in Phetchaburi

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Feeling at home in Bangkok

We arrived in Bangkok from Siem Reap. Everyone in the group had been to Bangkok before, but stayed in a different district, AND... they all hated the city. So my mission, as the designated tour guide, was to change all their opinions!! I took them to all my favourite restaurants and bars from previous visits,… Continue reading Feeling at home in Bangkok

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Hitch hiking in Tha Ton

The bus from Chiang Dao to Tha Ton was... interesting! The bus was a local one full of Thais, and of brown paper wrapped parcels. The bus was the size of a standard coach, and was definitely going too fast for the winding roads! We would stop every now and again (or at least slow… Continue reading Hitch hiking in Tha Ton

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The only farang in Chiang Dao

After an amazing time in Chiang mai, I decided to begin my journey into Laos and China. On my last day in Chiang mai I visited the Chinese embassy with a visa application form I had completed at home. I found the embassy easily and got my ticket for a queue position. Are an hour… Continue reading The only farang in Chiang Dao

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Songkran and Chiang Mai

From Sukhothai I caught a direct bus to chiang mai. Although this wasn't quite as VIP at my one from bangkok, it was still a double decker coach with comfortable seats. On the way there I began to experience what songkran is; the world's biggest water fight to celebrate the Thai (and Lao) New year.… Continue reading Songkran and Chiang Mai

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Thailand’s Golden Age History

After returning to Bangkok briefly from Kanchanaburi, Dan and I then headed out to Ayutthaya; one of Thailand's ancient cities. We stayed at a place I booked from home, Baan Are Gong guesthouse. A house made purely from teak wood, styled like a boat we think, with cabin style rooms, it was beautiful. Ayutthaya is… Continue reading Thailand’s Golden Age History

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Kanchanaburi and Erawan Falls

After waking at 6am, we got a taxi across town to Bangkok Thonburi train station. There was a huge food market here as well as a few food vendors and after a noodle soup breakfast we boarded a train to Kanchanaburi. Once there a minivan and bus took us to Erawan national park, where we… Continue reading Kanchanaburi and Erawan Falls